CHE Alumnus — Co-Founder of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company is inducted as a Distinguished Fellow

Leslie Henderson, co-founder of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, Mississippi’s first packaging brewing company now employing 25, with distribution across 18 states, is inducted as a Distinguished CHE Fellow. Bagley College honors 2016 distinguished alumni

September 1, 2016

PTE Undergraduate Shares her Amazing Summer Internship Experience at XTO

This summer, one of MSU’s Petroleum Engineering undergraduates interned for XTO Energy in Fort Worth, Texas. When asked about her experience, Mary Ellen Deaton responded, “My internship with XTO was an exceptional and unique experience, especially given the current state of the oil and gas industry. Not only was I able to land an internship,…

August 16, 2016

MSU CHE ’93 Alum Receives Promotion with Chevron Phillips

  As Plant Manager, Elliott W.H. Johnson is responsible for safe and reliable operation of the Orange Plant consisting of two Polyethylene Units, Rail Logistics Operations, Maintenance and a full scale laboratory. He oversees a workforce of 150 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company employees and 25 to 30 contract employees. In his former role as Operations…

August 15, 2016

CHE Undergraduate Student wins 3rd Place in Undergraduate Research Symposium

Aaron Scoggin from Lawrence, MS presented his research poster “Nanoprecipitation of a Poorly Water Soluble Compound: Oil Red O Nanoparticles” at MSU’s Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium, and was awarded third place in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category. His research was supported through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Mississippi State this…

August 10, 2016

Petroleum Experts Donates an Equivalent of Over $2M in Software Donation to Petroleum Engineering Program

Petroleum Experts (Petex) has generously donated educational licenses of their IPM software suite to the Petroleum Engineering Program. This software suit that aims at material balance and analytical simulation, well design and fluid characterization, as well as production optimization packages includes Prosper, GAP, PVTP, MBAL, REVEAL and RESOLVE, along with maintenance and support. This generous donation from Petroleum Experts…

August 10, 2016

MSU AIChE student chapter receives 15th consecutive annual Outstanding Student Chapter award

The Mississippi State student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has received its 15th consecutive annual Outstanding Student Chapter Award.  Based upon accomplishments in scholarship, leadership and service, our student members have distinguished themselves as one of only 17 chapters selected in 2015 from over 240 AIChE student chapters located around the…

August 5, 2016

#HailStateGiving Achievement

A message from Dr. Bill Elmore, Interim Director of the Swalm School of Chemical Engineering: April 20, 2016: Through the vision and determination of our Advisory Board members, the revitalization of the ChE Unit Operations laboratory project was accepted as one of university projects highlighted in the HailStateGiving initiative .  The goal was exceeded and this…

April 20, 2016

IHS donates software to the PTE program

Significant gift will enable next generation of geoscientists and engineers to learn using industry standard tools and technology; ensure faculty has resources for research. 04/04/2016 – Petroleum Engineering students at Mississippi State University will now have access  to educational licenses of Harmony, WellTest and Perform, thanks to a generous donation from IHS Inc. (, the leading source of critical information…

April 5, 2016

Petroleum Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Approved

Mississippi State University will be offering a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering effective fall 2015. This will be the 11th undergraduate degree program within the Bagley College of Engineering. The degree will be administered by the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. The School is initiating faculty searches to be conducted in 2015….

December 16, 2014

Chemical engineer earns competitive NSF CAREER grant

May 9, 2014